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SIPs Installation

It has been a long time since the initial blog on the SIPs house in Wanaka, so I thought I would continue the story and show the ease of the installation of the SIPs panels.

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Wanaka Energy Efficient SIPS House

We are well underway with the structure of a new energy efficient family home at 52 Dale Street in Alberttown. The house is for a typical Wanaka family of 4 with all the associated equipment that comes with a love of the outdoors whether this is at home, around Wanaka or further afield.

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Northlake Wanaka : Plan Change 45

Queenstown Lakes District Council called for public submissions on the Northlake Plan Change by John Edmonds and Associates for the land owner Michaela Ward Meehan. The following is my rushed submission to QLDC.

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Office space to rent

39m2 1st floor air conditioned office with dedicated car-park on Reece Crescent, directly above Smiths City. Available late July 2013,  short or long term.

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Wanaka Haven Luxury Lodge

This design for a combined residential property and 5-bed visitor accommodation was challenging despite having a large 4-hectare site. The dedicated platform was relatively small, poorly orientated and came with a 5-metre height restriction. A number of configurations were considered before settling on separate wings of private and guest accommodation that are joined by the living areas facing the North.

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Situation Vacant

Architecture Graduate or Registered Architect I have filled this position with the appointment of Duncan Barron a graduate from Victoria University of Wellington. Duncan not only has great computer presentation skills but brings a sense of build-ability to his...

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Queensbury Hill House: Project Update

The Queensberry Hills house is now under construction and first impressions are more than we had wished for. As a stand-alone object in the environment it feels well connected to the landscape with the precast concrete panels similar in tone to the local rock...

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Old School

My family and I took a holiday over Christmas and most of January visiting the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne region. It was interesting to see how the regional architecture responded to the climate and local built environment.

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Chris Norman Architects
19 Reece Crescent, Wanaka

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